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crease

 (krēs)
n.
1. A line made by pressing, folding, or wrinkling.
2. Sports
a. In hockey, an area marked in front of the goal in which an offensive player can score a goal only if the puck reaches the area before the player does.
b. In lacrosse, the circle marked around the goal into which offensive players cannot enter.
c. One of the lines in cricket marking off the positions of the bowler and batter or the space between two of these lines.
v. creased, creas·ing, creas·es
v.tr.
1. To make a pressed, folded, or wrinkled line in.
2. To graze or wound superficially with a bullet.
v.intr.
To become wrinkled.

[Alteration of creaste, perhaps from Middle English creste, ridge; see crest.]

crease′less adj.
crease′proof′ adj.
creas′er n.
creas′y adj.

crease

(kriːs)
n
1. a line or mark produced by folding, pressing, or wrinkling
2. a wrinkle or furrow, esp on the face
3. (Cricket) cricket any three lines near each wicket marking positions for the bowler or batsman. See also bowling crease, popping crease, return crease
4. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey the small rectangular area in front of each goal cage
5. (Lacrosse) lacrosse Also called: goal crease the circular area surrounding the goal
vb
6. to make or become wrinkled or furrowed
7. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (tr) to graze with a bullet, causing superficial injury
8. (often foll by up) slang to be or cause to be greatly amused
[C15: from earlier crēst; probably related to Old French cresté wrinkled]
ˈcreaseless adj
ˈcreaser n
ˈcreasy adj

crease

(kriːs)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a rare spelling of kris

crease

(kris)

n., v. creased, creas•ing. n.
1. a ridge or furrow produced in or on anything by folding, striking, etc.
2. a wrinkle, esp. one on the face.
3. a sharp, vertical edge pressed into the front and back of trousers.
4. (in ice hockey) the marked rectangular or semicircular area in front of a goal cage.
v.t.
5. to make a crease in; wrinkle.
6. to wound by a superficial shot.
v.i.
7. to become creased.
[1400–50; late Middle English creeste, crest]
creas′er, n.

crease


Past participle: creased
Gerund: creasing

Imperative
crease
crease
Present
I crease
you crease
he/she/it creases
we crease
you crease
they crease
Preterite
I creased
you creased
he/she/it creased
we creased
you creased
they creased
Present Continuous
I am creasing
you are creasing
he/she/it is creasing
we are creasing
you are creasing
they are creasing
Present Perfect
I have creased
you have creased
he/she/it has creased
we have creased
you have creased
they have creased
Past Continuous
I was creasing
you were creasing
he/she/it was creasing
we were creasing
you were creasing
they were creasing
Past Perfect
I had creased
you had creased
he/she/it had creased
we had creased
you had creased
they had creased
Future
I will crease
you will crease
he/she/it will crease
we will crease
you will crease
they will crease
Future Perfect
I will have creased
you will have creased
he/she/it will have creased
we will have creased
you will have creased
they will have creased
Future Continuous
I will be creasing
you will be creasing
he/she/it will be creasing
we will be creasing
you will be creasing
they will be creasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been creasing
you have been creasing
he/she/it has been creasing
we have been creasing
you have been creasing
they have been creasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been creasing
you will have been creasing
he/she/it will have been creasing
we will have been creasing
you will have been creasing
they will have been creasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been creasing
you had been creasing
he/she/it had been creasing
we had been creasing
you had been creasing
they had been creasing
Conditional
I would crease
you would crease
he/she/it would crease
we would crease
you would crease
they would crease
Past Conditional
I would have creased
you would have creased
he/she/it would have creased
we would have creased
you would have creased
they would have creased
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crease - an angular or rounded shape made by foldingcrease - an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
pleat, plait - any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
angular shape, angularity - a shape having one or more sharp angles
twirl, kink, twist - a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
pucker, ruck - an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
2.crease - a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
imprint, impression, depression - a concavity in a surface produced by pressing; "he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"
crow's feet, crow's foot, laugh line - a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
dermatoglyphic - the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)
frown line - a facial wrinkle associated with frowning
life line, lifeline, line of life - a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
heart line, line of heart, love line, mensal line - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
line of destiny, line of fate, line of Saturn - a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
3.crease - a Malayan dagger with a wavy bladecrease - a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade  
dagger, sticker - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
Verb1.crease - make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit - to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
ruck, ruck up, pucker - become wrinkled or drawn together; "her lips puckered"
2.crease - make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow"
fold, fold up, turn up - bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar"
3.crease - scrape gently; "graze the skin"
brush - touch lightly and briefly; "He brushed the wall lightly"
shave - touch the surface of lightly; "His back shaved the counter in passing"
4.crease - become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
fold up, fold - become folded or folded up; "The bed folds in a jiffy"

crease

noun
1. fold, ruck, line, tuck, ridge, groove, pucker, corrugation She frowned at the creases in her silk dress.
2. wrinkle, line, crow's-foot There were tiny creases at the corner of his eyes.
verb
1. crumple, rumple, pucker, crinkle, fold, ridge, double up, crimp, ruck up, corrugate Most outfits crease a bit when you're travelling. Liz sat down carefully, so as not to crease her skirt.
2. wrinkle, crumple, screw up His face creased with mirth.

crease

noun
1. A line or an arrangement made by the doubling of one part over another:
2. An indentation or seam on the skin, especially on the face:
verb
1. To bend together or make a crease in so that one part lies over another:
2. To make irregular folds in, especially by pressing or twisting:
Translations
ثَنْيةثِنْيَـه، تَجَعُّدخَط أبيَض عَلى أرض مَلعَب الكريكيتيُجَعِّد، يُغَضِّن
čára určující území hráčemačkat sepukzáhybzmačkání
krøllemarkeringslinie for slåerpressefoldfoldfolde
ryppytaitos
nabor
brot, krumpakrumpamarklína
折り目
주름
glamžytiglamžytiskantasklostėlinija
burzītburzītiesiegludinātiegludināta vīleieloce
čiara určujúca územie hráčakrčiť
gubamečkati se
skrynkla
รอยย่น
buruş makkırışıkkırışıklıkütü çizgisi
nếp nhăn

crease

[kriːs]
A. N
1. (= fold) → raya f; (= wrinkle) → arruga f
2. (Cricket) → línea f de bateo
B. VT [+ paper] → doblar; (esp several times) → plegar; [+ clothes] → arrugar
to crease one's trousers (= press crease in) → hacer la raya a los pantalones
C. VIarrugarse
crease up (Brit)
A. VT + ADV he was creased up (with laughter)se tronchaba (de risa)
B. VI + ADV he creased up (with laughter)se tronchaba (de risa)

crease

[ˈkriːs]
n
(= wrinkle) (in garment)faux pli m; (in skin)ride f
(= fold) (in paper)pli m; (in trouser leg)pli m
vt [+ garment] → froisser, chiffonner; [+ paper] → chiffonner
vi
[fabric, garment] → se froisser, se chiffonner
[face] → se contracter
to crease with laughter → se plisser sous l'effet du rire

crease

n
Falte f; (= deliberate fold, in material also) → Kniff m; (in paper also) → Falz m, → Kniff m; (ironed: in trousers etc) → (Bügel)falte f; to be a mass of creasesvöllig zerknittert sein; to put a crease in a pair of trouserseine Falte in eine Hose bügeln
(Sport) → Linie f
vt (deliberately) clothesFalten/eine Falte machen in (+acc); material, paperKniffe/einen Kniff machen in (+acc); paperfalzen; (unintentionally) → zerknittern; smartly creased trousersHosen mit sauberen Bügelfalten
viknittern; his face creased with laughterer fing an zu lachen

crease

[kriːs]
1. n (fold, in trousers) → piega; (wrinkle, in cloth) → grinza; (in face) → ruga, grinza
2. vtsgualcire, spiegazzare
his face was creased with laughter → aveva il volto contratto dalle risate
3. visgualcirsi

crease

(kriːs) noun
1. a mark made by folding or doubling something. a smart crease in his trousers; My dress was full of creases after being in my suitcase.
2. in cricket, a line showing the position of the batsman or bowler.
verb
to make or become creased. You've creased my newspaper; This fabric creases easily.

crease

ثَنْية záhyb krølle Falte πτυχή arruga ryppy pli nabor grinza 折り目 주름 plooi krøll fałda prega, vinco складка skrynkla รอยย่น kırışıklık nếp nhăn 折痕

crease

n pliegue m; palmar — pliegue palmar
References in classic literature ?
The room in the bell tower of the church, where on Sunday mornings the minister prayed for an in- crease in him of the power of God, had but one window.
You've kept it folded too long, and the goods is all gone along the crease.
No need to warn her not to disarrange her attire: when she was dressed, she sat demurely down in her little chair, taking care previously to lift up the satin skirt for fear she should crease it, and assured me she would not stir thence till I was ready.
Everything belonging to Miss Nancy was of delicate purity and nattiness: not a crease was where it had no business to be, not a bit of her linen professed whiteness without fulfilling its profession; the very pins on her pincushion were stuck in after a pattern from which she was careful to allow no aberration; and as for her own person, it gave the same idea of perfect unvarying neatness as the body of a little bird.
A crooked smile, like a Malay crease, writhed across the face of one of the women.
He wears his usual expressionless mask--if it be a mask --and carries family secrets in every limb of his body and every crease of his dress.
Although he was still under thirty, this forecasting habit had marked two semicircular lines above his eyebrows, which threatened, at this moment, to crease into their wonted shapes.
Sir James's brow had a little crease in it, a little depression of the eyebrow, which he seemed purposely to exaggerate as he answered.
As a rule when we play the wit at first flows free, but on this occasion I strode to the crease in an almost eerie silence.
The girth of the neck had increased, and the first crease and fold of a double chin were becoming plainly discernible.
Crushing it to her, she cried and laughed all at one and the same time, and hot tears of joy, mingled with the tears of Tibo, trickled down the crease between her naked breasts.
One iron was heating on a small gas stove; the other was being pushed vigorously back and forth to make the desirable crease that would be seen later on extending in straight lines from Mr.